Txt Now 2 Decrease Pregnancies L8r: A Study to Evaluate the Effect of Daily Text Message Reminders on Pill Continuation
Teen girls and young women taking birth control pills may forget to take their pills or may stop taking them altogether. This places them at risk for unintended pregnancies. Most young women own cell phones and use them for text messaging. We will test whether contraceptive continuation is affected after six months of daily text message reminders.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||The Effect of Text Message Reminders on Contraceptive Continuation, a Randomized Controlled Trial|
- contraceptive continuation [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- change in contraceptive knowledge scores [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: Standard Care
Participants will receive standard care without daily reminders.
Experimental: Text Messages
Participants will receive a daily text message reminder for 6 months
Other: Daily Text Messages
Text message reminders to take oral contraception daily:
Each text message will be a short educational message listing the benefits of contraceptive use and providing instructions for avoiding common medication errors.
Other Name: Text Messaging
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|United States, New York|
|Planned Parenthood Boro Hall|
|Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11201|
|Principal Investigator:||Paula M Castano, MD, MPH||Columbia University|